It is possible St-Pierre will take off enough time to force Hendricks to accept another fight, potentially against Robbie Lawler or Matt Brown for an interim belt. However, it appears he’s already cleared his head some since having it rattled at UFC 167 and it seems realistic to think he’ll be itching to fight again in 6-9 months with a return date in late 2014. Assuming he’s healthy and doesn’t suffer a loss beforehand, Hendricks is 100% locked in as St-Pierre’s next foe and rightfully so since he and the MMA world at large deserve some closure.
The fire has downed down surrounding the controversy involved in Saturday night’s showdown between UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and title-contender Johny Hendricks now that a number of days have passed since the bout’s questionable outcome. Despite St-Pierre’s decision to take off an undetermined amount of time, UFC President Dana White has assured fans “Rush” and Hendricks will rumble again in hopes of seeing a clear-cut winner determined. Their rematch is one of many the organization will look to make at some point next year. Here are some others worth considering as well… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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